Apple Maggot

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Apple maggot is a pest that threatens Washington's iconic apple industry, as well as many of our other fruit crops. Apple maggot is spread through the transport of homegrown fruit and municipal waste into the pest-free areas of the state. Common fruits it targets include apple, crab apple, and hawthorn, among others. Apple maggot has never been detected in commercially packed Washington fruit, and by working together we continue to safeguard our farms, orchards, and fruit industry. 

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In November 2018, a portion of Okanogan County was added to the areas quarantined for apple maggot. For more information on this quarantine, click here.
WAC 16-470-111 lists all commodities regulated for apple maggot including fresh host fruit, municipal solid waste, and organic materials. To view the full list of commodities, click here.